The UNO men’s basketball team will open Summit League play against defending regular-season champion South Dakota State next season.

The Mavericks will host the Jackrabbits on Dec. 29 to kick off their conference schedule, which was released Monday. UNO will host Oral Roberts on Jan. 5 before heading on a three-game road stretch, which includes games at North Dakota, South Dakota and Denver.

The Mavericks then begin a four-game homestand — their longest of the conference season — by facing Western Illinois on Jan. 23, Purdue Fort Wayne on Jan. 25 and South Dakota on Feb. 2. They close the homestand on Feb. 5 against North Dakota State, which beat UNO in the Summit League tournament championship game last season.

The final home game comes Feb. 26 against North Dakota before the Mavs wrap up the league season at North Dakota State on Feb. 29.

2019-20 Summit League Schedule

Dec.: 29, vs. South Dakota State, TBA.

Jan.: 5, vs. Oral Roberts, TBA. 8, at North Dakota, TBA. 11, at South Dakota, TBA. 18, at Denver, TBA. 23, vs. Western Illinois, TBA. 25, vs. Purdue Fort Wayne, TBA.

Feb.: 2, vs. South Dakota, TBA. 5, vs. North Dakota State, TBA. 8, at South Dakota State, TBA. 12, at Oral Roberts, TBA. 16, vs. Denver, TBA. 20, at Purdue Fort Wayne, TBA. 22, at Western Illinois, TBA. 26, vs. North Dakota, TBA. 29, at North Dakota State, TBA.

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